Almost €200,000 for 7 Wexford projects

By Dan Walsh

Fine Gael TD, Paul Kehoe has today welcomed the announcement of €199,235 in funding to support seven outdoor projects across Wexford.

Kilanerin is one of the areas to receive the latest funding

Today’s funding in Wexford will include:

  • €16,875 – Cahore Step Improvements – Improve trail accessibility by providing safe steps at Cahore Pier Carpark.
  • €8,242 – Ferns Heritage Trail Waymarking Project – Waymarking of the Ferns Village Heritage Trail.
  • €17,478 – Crab Tree Carpark Extension – Extend the trailhead carpark at Crab Tree, Tara Hill.
  • €20,000.00 – Cahore Point Trail – Improve trail accessibility including the laying of a better surface at Ryehill Lane, Cahore Point.
  • €16,640.00 – Kilanerin Trail Carpark and Ballyfad Trail Features – Extend the Kilanerin Trail carpark and install heritage features along the Ballyfad Wood Trail.
  • €20,000.00 – Raven Rock Trail Loop and Skeater Carpark Extension at Wexford –  Extend the trailhead carpark at Skeaterpark and develop a new looped walking trail around Raven Rock, Forth Mountain.

Welcoming the funding, Deputy Kehoe said; “Covid-19 has given us a newfound appreciation for our great outdoors. That’s why I’m delighted that we can support so many fantastic projects under this funding.”

The funding, is under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS),and the scheme is designed to support the enhancement of dozens of recreational amenities such as our mountain trails, forest walks, beaches, rivers and lakes.

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